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Bognor Regis is a small seaside town on the south coast of England in the county of West Sussex. It is  situated approximately 70 miles south west of London. The town can trace its roots back to when it was a  small fishing village. The town still has its fishermen, operating small inshore boats from the town's beaches,  keeping alive the town's traditional link with the sea. Bognor is a very pleasant coastal town with many sites of  historical interest nearby. The development of modern Bognor was begun in the 1780s by Sir Richard  Hotham.  Did you know that on average Bognor Regis has more sunshine than any other town in Britain, making it the  country's sunshine capital, so why not soak up the sun on Bognor beach? Take a walk along the promenade  that stretches from Aldwick to the west through to Felpham to the east of the town. Bognor Regis is a  traditional seaside town with many rides and amusements for the children. The seafront bars help give the  town a continental flavour, or you could visit one of the many traditional pubs like the William Hardwicke, The  Lamb in Steyne Street or perhaps The Fox in Felpham, one of Bognor's' more historic buildings.  When visiting Bognor Regis be sure to visit one of the town's parks and gardens. Bognor is after all a South  East in Bloom competition winner. If you get tired of lazing on the beach and gardens aren't your thing, you  can always fit in some shopping. From department stores, arcades to souvenir kiosks there is something for  everyone. There is also a regular open air market in the town square opposite the theatre.  In the evening Bognor Regis has several nightclubs, live music and other entertainment at most of the town's pubs. Or you could  watch a show at the Alexandra Theatre; the theatre puts on a wide variety of shows all through the year or catch the latest movie  at the Picturedrome cinema. For many people one of the pleasures of a trip to the seaside is still to enjoy a late night stroll along  the prom with a bag of chips.  As well as the very amiable climate Bognor has consistently won awards for its clean and  unpolluted sea and beaches. Throughout the summer Bognor is host to the many popular  annual events such as the ROX music festival, Hotham Park Country Fair and the Bognor  Carnival. Butlins is a popular holiday destination for people from all over the country and  helps make Bognor the popular resort it is today. If the sun gets too much for you or the kids, or you  just want a change from the beach, why not take a  stroll around Hotham Park. Not only is there plenty of  room to stretch out and relax, you can take  advantage of the shade offered by the many trees.  Make use of the tennis courts and putting green,  there's even a crazy golf course, boating lake and  miniature train, as well a snack bar providing light  refreshments and a children's play area.   If you are interested in history and want to know  more about Bognor's past, an excellent place to visit  is the town's museum.
Marine Park Gardens Sun bathers on the beach Seafront novelty shop Pagham Harbour, west of Bognor Regis St Mary Magdalene Church, South Bersted. Beach view View from Bognor Pier. The Selector play the ROX. Bognor beach from the pier Seafront train ride MINI GOLF Seafront Mini Golf
Bognor Regis - Sunshine-on Sea Take a trip around the delightful West Sussex seaside town of Bognor Regis, often claimed to be the sunniest resort in Britain! As well as a brief outline of the history of Bognor Regis, the film features movie portraits of of the surrounding countryside and towns, including Pagham Harbour, Selsey, Chichester, Yapton, Barnham, Arundel and Littlehampton. Several of Bognor Regis' annual events from yesteryear are also featured in this programme.  
Colourful childrens windmills
The Steyne, Bognor Regis
Bersted Brooks Bersted Brooks is situated just north east of Bognor  Regis; the 19 hectare site became a local nature  reserve in 2010. The reserve is home to a wide  variety of wildlife including Skylarks and Water  Voles. Arun District Council and the Friends of Bersted  Brooks take great care to ensure the wildlife is  encouraged and protected, while at the same  welcoming visitors all year round. The reserve is a natural  unspoilt area bordering Aldingbourne Rife that includes  ponds, meadows and reed beds. The area can flood in the  winter, so care should be taken. For more information contact Arun DC or the Friends of Bersted Brooks.
Bersted Brooks, Aldingbourne Rife Bersted Brooks, newly planted trees. Bersted Brooks.
Hotham Park Just east of the town centre you will find Hotham Park, a  small piece of countryside in the town. Originally part of the  estate of Bognor's founder Sir Richard Hotham, it was a  fitting setting for Hotham House; built in 1792. The modern  park includes a boating lake, mini railway, crazy golf, a  modern play area for the children and a wildlife conservatory  area. Refreshments are available throughout the summer at  the parks café. If you want a quite walk, a picnic or kick about with the  children; Hotham Park is an ideal place to visit. On hot sunny  days the shade provided by its  many trees provides a beautiful  spot to chill out and cool down.
Hotham Park, Mini train at station Hotham Park, Hotham House Hotham Pak, Boating Lake

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The Regis Centre (Alexandra Theatre)  This distinctive modern building was opened in 1977 by  HRH Princess Alexandra. Since its opening the centre has  developed into a showcase for the performing arts in Bognor  Regis. The theatre puts on a wide variety of shows for all  tastes, touring and local productions. It also hosts regular  evenings of classical music in the 'Studio' and provides a  gallery for artists to exhibit their work. It's always worth  dropping in to see what productions are in the pipeline or  just enjoy a coffee in the café or foyer. The centre has a  friendly relaxed atmosphere  and is a facility enjoyed by the  young and not so young. For  more information go to the  Regis Centre Website.
Alexandra Theatre, Pantomime, Snow White Alexandra Theatre, seating Regis Centre foyer, hosting the Spring Festival.
Picturedrome Cinema Opened in 1886, the building did not become a permanent  cinema until 1919. This historic and attractive building still  serves the town as a cinema today, showing a wide variety  of the latest films; as well as live broadcasts of opera and  classical music events from across the world. With  everything costing so much these  days it's refreshing to find cinema  tickets that cost less than a pint.  To find out what the Picturedrome  has to offer visit their website. 
Picturedrome Cinema - Main Screen Picturedrome Cinema - Main Auditorium Picturedrome Cinema
Bognor Regis Pier Opened in 1865, Bognor's pier  soon became a popular  attraction and a focal point for  seafront activities. A grade II  listed building the pier remains to  this day an important feature of  the town. As well as being home  to the world famous 'Birdman'  event  the pier has many attractions of its own. There are amusement  arcades for adults and children,  the Conservatory Bar, a snooker  club and 'ClubV' nightclub.  Since it was built all those  years ago, the pier still  provides a wonderful view of  the towns beaches and the  Sussex Coast and is a  favourite spot for many of the  town's anglers. 
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© A White 2011
Bognor Regis is a small seaside town on the south coast of England in the  county of West Sussex. It is situated approximately 70 miles south west of  London. The town can trace its roots back to when it was a small fishing  village. The town still has its fishermen, operating small inshore boats from  the town's beaches,  keeping alive the town's  traditional link with the sea.  Bognor is a very pleasant  coastal town with many  sites of historical interest  nearby. The development  of modern Bognor was  begun in the 1780s by Sir  Richard Hotham.    Did you know that on  average Bognor Regis has  more sunshine than any  other town in Britain,  making it the country's  sunshine capital, so why  not soak up the sun on  Bognor beach? Take a  walk along the promenade  that stretches from Aldwick  to the west through to  Felpham to the east of the  town. Bognor Regis is a  traditional seaside town  with many rides and  amusements for the  children. The seafront bars  help give the town a  continental flavour, or you  could visit one of the many  traditional pubs like the  William Hardwicke, The  Lamb in Steyne Street or  perhaps The Fox in  Felpham, one of Bognor's'  more historic buildings.  When visiting Bognor Regis be sure to visit one of the town's parks and  gardens. Bognor is after all a South East in Bloom competition winner. If you  get tired of lazing on the beach and gardens aren't your thing, you can  always fit in some shopping. From department stores, arcades to souvenir  kiosks there is something for everyone. There is also a regular open air  market in the town square opposite the theatre.  In the evening Bognor Regis has several nightclubs, live music and other  entertainment at most of the town's pubs. Or you could watch a show at the  Alexandra Theatre; the theatre puts on a wide variety of shows all through  the year or catch the latest movie at the Picturedrome cinema. For many  people one of the pleasures of a trip to the seaside is still to enjoy a late  night stroll along the prom with a bag of chips.  As well as the very amiable climate  Bognor has consistently won awards for  its clean and unpolluted sea and  beaches. Throughout the summer  Bognor is host to the many popular  annual events such as the ROX music  festival, Hotham Park Country Fair and the Bognor Carnival. Butlins is a  popular holiday destination for people from all over the country and helps  make Bognor the popular resort it is today. If the sun gets too much for you or the kids, or you just want a change from  the beach, why not take a stroll around Hotham Park. Not only is there plenty  of room to stretch out and relax, you can take advantage of the shade  offered by the many trees. Make use of the tennis courts and putting green,  there's even a crazy golf course, boating lake and miniature train, as well a  snack bar providing light refreshments and a children's play area.   If you are interested in history and want to know more about Bognor's past,  an excellent place to visit is the town's museum.
Marine Park Gardens Sun bathers on the beach Seafront novelty shop Pagham Harbour, west of Bognor Regis St Mary Magdalene Church, South Bersted. Beach view View from Bognor Pier. The Selector play the ROX. Bognor beach from the pier Seafront train ride MINI GOLF Seafront Mini Golf
Bognor Regis - Sunshine-on Sea Take a trip around the delightful West Sussex seaside town of Bognor Regis, often claimed to be the sunniest resort in Britain! As well as a brief outline of the history of Bognor Regis, the film features movie portraits of of the surrounding countryside and towns, including Pagham Harbour, Selsey, Chichester, Yapton, Barnham, Arundel and Littlehampton. Several of Bognor Regis' annual events from yesteryear are also featured in this programme.  
Colourful childrens windmills
The Steyne, Bognor Regis
Bersted Brooks Bersted Brooks is situated just north east of Bognor Regis; the 19  hectare site became a local nature reserve in 2010. The reserve is  home to a wide variety of wildlife including Skylarks and Water Voles.  Arun District Council and the Friends of Bersted Brooks take great care  to ensure the wildlife is encouraged and protected, while at the same  welcoming visitors all year round. The reserve is a natural unspoilt area  bordering Aldingbourne Rife that includes ponds, meadows and reed  beds. The area can flood in the winter, so care should be taken.  For more information contact Arun DC or the Friends of Bersted Brooks.
Bersted Brooks, Aldingbourne Rife Bersted Brooks, newly planted trees. Bersted Brooks.
Hotham Park Just east of the town centre you will find Hotham Park, a small piece of  countryside in the town. Originally part of the  estate of Bognor's  founder Sir Richard  Hotham, it was a  fitting setting for  Hotham House;  built in 1792. The  modern park  includes a boating  lake, mini railway,  crazy golf, a modern play area for the children  and a wildlife conservatory area. Refreshments  are available throughout the summer at the  parks café. If you want a quite walk, a picnic or kick about  with the children; Hotham Park is an ideal  place to visit. On hot sunny days the shade  provided by its many trees provides a beautiful  spot to chill out and cool down.
Hotham Park, Mini train at station Hotham Park, Hotham House Hotham Pak, Boating Lake

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The Regis Centre (Alexandra Theatre)  This distinctive modern building was opened in 1977 by HRH Princess  Alexandra. Since its opening the centre has developed into a showcase  for the performing arts in Bognor Regis.  The theatre puts on a wide variety of shows  for all tastes, touring and local productions.  It also hosts regular evenings of classical  music in the 'Studio' and provides a gallery  for artists to exhibit their work. It's always  worth dropping in to see what productions  are in the  pipeline or just  enjoy a coffee  in the café or  foyer. The  centre has a  friendly relaxed  atmosphere  and is a facility  enjoyed by the  young and not so young. For more  information go to the Regis Centre Website. 
Alexandra Theatre, Pantomime, Snow White Alexandra Theatre, seating Regis Centre foyer, hosting the Spring Festival.
Picturedrome Cinema Opened in 1886, the building did not become a permanent cinema until  1919. This historic and attractive building still serves the town as a  cinema today, showing a wide variety of the latest films; as well as live  broadcasts of opera and classical music events from across the world.  With everything costing so much these days it's refreshing to find  cinema tickets that cost less than a pint. To  find out what the Picturedrome has to offer  visit their website. 
Picturedrome Cinema - Main Screen Picturedrome Cinema - Main Auditorium Picturedrome Cinema
Bognor Regis Pier Opened in 1865,  Bognor's pier  soon became a  popular attraction  and a focal point  for seafront  activities. A grade II listed building  the pier remains  to this day an  important feature  of the town. As  well as being  home to the  world famous  'Birdman' event  the pier has  many attractions  of its own. There  are amusement  arcades for  adults and  children, the  Conservatory  Bar, a snooker  club and 'ClubV'  nightclub. Since it was built all those years  ago, the pier still provides a wonderful view of  the towns beaches and the Sussex Coast  and is a favourite spot for many of the town's  anglers. 
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